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The Comac C919 after receiving its type inspection authorization. (Photo: Comac)

First COMAC C919 Sets to Deliver by the End of 2021

The first deliverable COMAC C919, a Chinese-designed narrow-body jet, is now entering the final assembly process at the manufacturer’s Shanghai factory, aiming for a year-end delivery for this highly anticipated jet. China Eastern will be the owner of the first C919, and its maiden flight is projected to take off in the first half of 2022. [caption id="attachment_12575" align="aligncenter" width="510"] The C919 roll out marked a milestone for Comac. (Photo: Zhang Anchao/Comac)[/caption] According to the news shared by the Eastern…

COMAC C919 Secures its First Firm Orders

China Eastern Airlines, a launch customer of the COMAC C919 signed a firm order with the state-owned aircraft manufacturer on Monday to purchase five of the narrow-body aircraft, the China Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) said. The airline, which signed a letter of intent with COMAC in 2010, is expected to…

Three Chinese Airlines Report Decline in Profits

Following a rise in fuel prices and weak yuan, three major Chinese airlines: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines saw a sizable drop in profits from July to September. The third quarter income of China Eastern Airlines was 33.45 billion yuan, a 13.5 percent gain in comparison…